Pocahontas County

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Pocahontas County

There's a reason we do what we do in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: We want a Strong Iowa. That's why we panter with Iowans and harness the reliable resources of our university for communities and farmers to thrive, for families and youth to be healthy, and to turn the world over to the next generation better than we found it. Because a Strong Iowa is what we all want.

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County News

February 5, 2018

All youth in 4th through 12 grade are invited to attend “Arts Affair” Saturday, March 10th!  Youth will choose 2 topics to explore for the day.  Media Mash Up, Sensational Shibori, Design Dimensions, Decorating Delicacies, Ready, Aim, Shoot, 3,2,1,…..Action.  4-H’ers in Pocahontas County will be reimbursed $22.50 of the $30 fee.  Sign up today space is limited!

February 16, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Field Crop Scout School Saturday, March 24, at the Field Extension Education Lab near Boone. The day-long course prepares beginning crop scouts to be successful in their field scouting work.

February 16, 2018

A unique group of ‘Family Caregivers’ living in our community are providing unpaid caregiving for adults who because of physical impairments or failing memory can no longer complete their day-to-day activities. Regardless of how to make first caregiving actions or take complex money decisions, a March 2018 “Finances of Caregiving” five-week workshop series brings national resources, community partners and tools assisting family caregivers to Iowans to protect their finances. The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program registration closes, Monday, March 19th

February 16, 2018

How can I be sure my retirement funds will last my lifetime?  This important question will be addressed in an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop on  Thursdays March 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  at the Humboldt County Extension Office.

February 14, 2018

A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication titled “Vaccines: Handle with Care” walks readers through procedures that can help keep vaccines safe while waiting to be used.

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Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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